10 doctors weighed in:
Very skinny but my cheeks, chin have lot of fat. H w to get rid of fat without liposuction?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Options
Selective non-liposuction options for fat removal are on the rise.
Technologies using radio frequency ( thermage), ultrasound (ulthera) laser lipolysis ( smart lipo), mesotherapy ( kythera) are used for subcutaneous fat reduction and/or skin tightening but are primarily for use elsewhere or without fda approval at this time for facial fat removal. Buccal fat extraction is also another method.

In brief: Options
Selective non-liposuction options for fat removal are on the rise.
Technologies using radio frequency ( thermage), ultrasound (ulthera) laser lipolysis ( smart lipo), mesotherapy ( kythera) are used for subcutaneous fat reduction and/or skin tightening but are primarily for use elsewhere or without fda approval at this time for facial fat removal. Buccal fat extraction is also another method.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
One needs to be careful of removing much fat from the face since that may risk earlier aging. We often need to add fat to rejuvenate a face. Sometimes the fat chin iss from a lack of neck angle and retrognathia (little chin) and is treated with chin implant or bone advance ment, i.e. genioplasty.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Time
One of the cardinal signs of aging is the loss of facial fat.
In general, what is an annoyance now, will become a blessing later. The facial fat is genetically programmed. While weight loss can help, it sounds like you would lose additional fat in areas that would not be desireable. Only surgery can selectively remove fat, but the face is not the safest area for liposuction.

In brief: Time
One of the cardinal signs of aging is the loss of facial fat.
In general, what is an annoyance now, will become a blessing later. The facial fat is genetically programmed. While weight loss can help, it sounds like you would lose additional fat in areas that would not be desireable. Only surgery can selectively remove fat, but the face is not the safest area for liposuction.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
Thank
Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Why not lipo?
Liposuction is very easy to do under local anesthesia in the neck area if the skin tone is good.
A very common procedure is to remove some fat from the neck and transfer into the cheeks especially the "tear trough" groove in the lower eyelid area that constributes to a tired look. None of the few options that work for nonsurgical fat reduction are ideal for the face/neck area.

In brief: Why not lipo?
Liposuction is very easy to do under local anesthesia in the neck area if the skin tone is good.
A very common procedure is to remove some fat from the neck and transfer into the cheeks especially the "tear trough" groove in the lower eyelid area that constributes to a tired look. None of the few options that work for nonsurgical fat reduction are ideal for the face/neck area.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
Thank
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Facelift
By asps plastic surgeon.

In brief: Facelift
By asps plastic surgeon.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
Thank
Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: May be genetic
May be difficult, since some deposits tend to be genetic or within your family.
If thin everywhere else, may not actually be caused by fat. I would see your physician to find out what is causing the appearance you describe.

In brief: May be genetic
May be difficult, since some deposits tend to be genetic or within your family.
If thin everywhere else, may not actually be caused by fat. I would see your physician to find out what is causing the appearance you describe.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors